Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo LIVE Football Score 2 Apr 2022
Real Madrid will be bidding to bounce back from their heavy defeat in El Clasico when they resume their La Liga campaign away to Celta Vigo on Saturday night. Los Blancos are currently top of the table, nine points clear of second-placed Sevilla, while Celta occupy 11th position, two points behind 10th-placed Osasuna on the same number of games (29). Celta have won nine, drawn nine and lost 11 of their 29 La Liga matches this season to collect 36 points, which has left them in 11th spot in the table, two points behind 10th-placed Osasuna heading into the next set of games.
The Sky Blues finished eighth in Spain’s top flight last term after back-to-back 17th-place finishes, and they are only five points behind eighth-placed Athletic Bilbao at this stage, so it is not impossible to imagine them enjoying similar success this term. Celta have only actually won one of their last six league matches, though, losing at Villarreal and drawing at home to Real Betis in their last two games. Eduardo Coudet’s side have been inconsistent in front of their own supporters this season, winning five, drawing four and losing six of their 15 matches to collect 19 points. Celta have also lost each of their last three league games against Real Madrid, including a 5-2 defeat at Bernabeu back in September, while they have not beaten Los Blancos in La Liga since May 2014.
The Wales international was the hero for his nation in the most recent break, scoring twice against Austria to book a place in the final knockout game for the 2022 World Cup — where they will play the winner of Scotland versus Ukraine. It’s not been as easy in club life, though, with manager Carlo Ancelotti confirming the 32-year-old will leave Madrid in the summer as a free agent. The forward has spent almost nine years at the club since his £90 million move from Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 106 goals with 67 assists in 256 competitive appearances, while helping Real to numerous trophies along the way.
Despite his contributions, the past few years have seen him excluded from the first team as his contract runs down, which has seen him endure pressure from fans and media alike. Following his brace for Wales, Bale spoke after the game about his treatment from the press and said: “I don’t need to say anything, it’s a waste of my time. It’s disgusting. They should be ashamed of themselves. I am not fussed, end of.” His move away in the summer would represent a fresh start for both player and club. However, for Bale it would leave him without guaranteed playing time ahead of the World Cup later this year, with his nation still looking to qualify.
With the Rossoneri interested, it could be the ideal move to continue playing top-level club football and potentially help Wales if they reach their first World Cup finals since 1958.They have been singing all game and it’s been amazing. It’s something I never dreamed of happening and here today we did it. Hopefully it’s not the last time we’re doing this. The new attendance record smashes the previous mark for a women’s club football match, which was set in 2019 when 60,739 people watched Atletico Madrid face Barcelona at its home stadium, the Metropolitano. The attendance at Wednesday’s El Clásico also breaks the overall record for any women’s game, which was 90,195.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, suffered a 4-0 defeat at home to Barcelona before the international break, with the result sending shockwaves around European football. Los Blancos had been on a four-game winning run in the league before El Clasico, though, and they have plenty of credit in the bank, which should carry them to this season’s league title. Indeed, despite the defeat to Barcelona, Carlo Ancelotti’s side are nine points clear of second-placed Sevilla and 12 clear of third-placed Barcelona, and it would be some collapse if they relinquished control of first position at the business end of the campaign.
Real Madrid have comfortably the best away side in Spain’s top flight this season, picking up 32 points from their 14 matches, although they have lost two of their last five games on their travels in all competitions. Ancelotti’s side will certainly have one eye on the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final away to Chelsea next week, and it will be fascinating to see whether the Spanish giants can negotiate their way past the reigning European champions to reach the semi-finals of the competition. Celta will be missing Hugo Mallo this weekend due to a knee problem, but Javi Galan and Franco Cervi are both available once again following suspensions and should start.